Hemorrhagic Shock Evaluation
The evaluation of a person with shock requires a history and physical exam.
Physical findings in someone with shock may include:
- Excessive sweating
- Low blood pressure
- Pale skin
- Rapid breathing rate
- Rapid pulse
Tests are usually necessary to evaluate shock.
Tests that may be used to evaluate shock include:
- Arterial blood gas analysis
- Blood cultures
- Chest x-ray
- Complete blood count
- Electrolyte profile
- Kidney profile
- Liver profile
- Urinalysis and urine culture
Invasive hemodynamic monitoring devices may also help physicians evaluate shock.
Invasive hemodynamic monitoring devices:
- Swan-Ganz catheter
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